Sunday, 18 April 2010

Tranquility - Boat Scene

Tranquility at its best.

Teal and Kraft Card and Espresso and Ocean tides ink pads, button and twine and twill tape a bit of blending, a boat scene stamp, Nestabilities label dies an argyle embossing folder and a water brush all helped to make this card.



Most of the image was water coloured but for those eagle eyed amongst you, you will see the edging to the Argyle Embossed Kraft card and the shading below the boats, this was both done with Promarkers.
The Boat scene stamp has no maker on the side of it, it was bought a few years ago at a craft fair. The other stamps (Compass and round swirls ) are from the Father Knows best stamp set by PTI.

If you would like this card leave me a comment and I'll do a draw for it.


90 comments:

Safo said...

Как красиво! Впервые вижу такую красивую, тёплую открытку на морскую тему!

Carole RB said...

Hi Jak
Wow your card is fabulous!

debb said...

This is a stunning card- love the stamp but best of all- love the colors and layout!

Sharon said...

Your cards are always wonderful.! You have an eye for detail. The hemp twine on the card, and in the circles. Very creative touch. I even love the compas.

pbo said...

Beautiful card! It reminds me of the picture I won tonight at an auction. Love the ocean and everything about it!

ursula Uphof said...

This is a really beautiful card. Love the boat scene.

Julye said...

What a fab mans card, or just becacause, the colours are wonderful you are so clever. The image when you look at it lets you here the segull cry and the gentle wave breaks and then you drift off to a happy memory. I would love it thanks for sharing Julye

Regina said...

What a fantastic card! I love all the wonderful details you've included.
Regina*

Pamela said...

Beautiful card Jak. love the colours, ideal for a man.
Pam x

Cath x said...

Wow, i adore the colours on this card, totally yummy!

Jolanda said...

Sooooo...this is a beauty of a card. It is really gorgeous. It's slightly different what you used to do but it's stunning.
Hugs Jolanda

Rainmac said...

Oh my goodness, your card is stunning, so beautiful xxx

iReneM said...

Corrr!! This is stunning, Jak!!
I love everything about it...the colours you have chosen for this and the beautifully coloured image are gorgeous.
Like it?? You bet...thanks for the chance to win it :-)

x

Anne said...

Stunning Jak. Hugs x

Helen said...

Its gorgeous Jak, the way you have coloured is awesome would love to do it myself please
Helen x

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Jak. Reminds me of Whitby. Oh I can`t wait for my hols lol.
Lynne xxx

PeeJay said...

Jak, this card is stunning and reminds me of your cards of old. Love the colours - so vintage.

Penni said...

A beautiful card Jak. I love the colours and the vintage feel. The image is fantastic!!

Hugs
Penni
x

Marg said...

That's a wonderful card Jak - such a subtle blend of colours.

Poppet said...

Brilliant card Jaks, love the vintage look.
:-) xx

alli said...

Your cards never fail to inspire me. This is a very calming view & one I would love to be able to replicate, if only half as good.

Keep up the good work.

Alli

Loraine said...

Jak, that is one beautiful card, I don't know where you get all your ideas from, but keep them coming because they give lots of inspirations to the rest of us.

Tany Sol said...

Beautiful coloring.Fantastic card! Love all details...

Rosietoes said...

That card is sensational Jak. Love those colours and the muted scene. Absolutely beautiful.
Edna x

Angela Mclean said...

For me, this has to be your best card yet! I would box frame it and hang it on a wall in my home, for sure...
Many thanks for showing it!
Angela xxx.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Jak, love the image and the muted tones.
(p.s. Thanks for letting me know how to leave a comment! lol)
Barbara x
(Barb1)

mckinkle said...

Great card Jak, I love the boat image and it would be perfect for gents too.

Keryn x

L.collins said...

That card is so beautiful. I love the color combinations. Could you please tell us the name of the stamp company. I love all things relating to the sea and would love to add that to my collection. Love you cards.
Linda

fusiafscrapping said...

I love your cards. They are such elegant.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Stunning! I love the way you've used the colours in this card Jak.

Love Sheila xx

Anne said...

As always such a carefully thought out card with exactly the right "extras" to show the design up and the colouring is superb

Anne

Lyn said...

I love everything about this jak...It's stunning

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Jak, it's a very beautiful card. The colours work perfectly. I dream of living by the sea so I'd love to be in with a chance of winning it. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Anne said...

Jak what a stunning design. I love the colours.

Cyprus Anne

JAN said...

Jak your card is so different..so striking and stunning, i reminds me of a vintage watercolour painting..wonderfully atmospheric..ty for the chance Jan

Anonymous said...

A wonderful male card, love the twill tape it looks almost as though you are there !
Christine x

Catherine said...

What a great card love the old sepia look that you have created and the compass is a great finishing touch great card for anyone but brilliant for a male card the hardest to make for x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jak, thats a lovely peaceful scene, it reminds me of my grandfathers boat, he used to go sea fishing when I was a little girl. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Tracy said...

This is such a wonderful masculine card, and it's so great as it has embellishments that stay in the masculine theme, I find it so hard to find masculine embellishments.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely card Jak such a peaceful scene/.
Myrax

Happy Days said...

Wow - stunning card. I absolutely love it. x

Anonymous said...

Love it, Love it Jak.

Hugs L x

Anonymous said...

Cortes Fan

That is such a gorgeous card!!It is so imaginative and lovely colours. I would never have thought to use string like that.Clever you! You have some wonderful ideas!I would love to win the card! x

Janice said...

Fabulous card Jak, it's absolutely stunning. Jan R

mommabear said...

What a brilliant card for a man I love the way you have used the string to look like rope and the colour blend is just fab

Mad Mary said...

Stunning card in lovely sepia tones done to perfection. The blue button just pulls your eye into the card. I love it Jak and would love to be in the draw for a chance to win it.

Mary xx

caroline said...

the colour the set out everything great, especially like the twine and the use of the tape all adds to the atmosphere
caroline

Helen Rose said...

Fabulous card for a man. Love the vintage look. Wish I could achieve such great cards, they are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
Helen

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely peaceful card, great colours.
Maureen.......x

Pattyb said...

This would be a great masculine card! Love all of the effects! I would be so happy to win this card!

Blessings,
Pat

Gibmiss said...

Hi JAk


love this card so much detail...a lovely thought to give it away thanks for the chance
Hugs
sylvie
xxx

Anonymous said...

That is a magnificent card, just love the colour, and the extra details you have added! Fabulous!!
Bee x

Michelle said...

This is stunning! I just love the colors and the way you put it all together... Amazing!

Suzanne said...

Your card is fantastic, Jak
Hugs
Suzanne x

Elaine Stark said...

A great male card, love the string scrolls. Elaine

Bee said...

I love the sepia colour tones on this card. As others have said, great for a man's card - so hard to do!

Diane J said...

You have made a stunning card, i love the image and the colours you have used. You are such an inspiration.
Diane x

Jon Bratton said...

You are a national treasure and I look forward to seeing you in Team Valley. Someone commented recently that I seem to like you but they are wrong...I luvs you, pet xxx

Caroljenks said...

Wow Jak this card is gorgeous! The colours are beautiful and that stamp is fab! Love what you've done with the twine :)
....and you're going to give it to one of us? ...oowwww Thanks ;)

Carol x

My paper pleasure said...

The boat scene reminds me of the old days before our family immigrated to Canada. My husband used to go fishing when the weather was good, only the two of us, when we didn't have any child yet. sitting near the rocky beach, we did fishing, life was claim and peaceful, it seemed that we were not in need of anything.
What a lovely memory it brings to mind. Thank you for that little piece.

Love crafts forever said...

Ah, so beautiful.

Mariana said...

Amazing card! Serene and beautiful!

trish said...

Another gorgeous card Jak, there is so much to take in and the colour combination is just fab.
Hugs,
Trish x

Marisa said...

What a gorgeous card, love the colours and layout.
Hugs
Marisa

Dawn Loring said...

ooooo somehow I missed this one, stunning card, almost makes you feel as though you are there in a twilight evening. Great card

Gunilla said...

Beautiful card! I love the stamp you have used!

Thistleblue said...

This is stunning, love the compass!

Kerttu said...

Such a pretty card.♥

Starr said...

Another beautiful card. I always love the colors you use. Even if I don't have the stamps, they help me to design using the same format.

Birgit said...

Wow -- this card is right up my alley. I really like the combination of teal and brown as well as the boat scene. Lovely work!

Happy creating,
Birgit

fede said...

great choice of colors!!
and i love the look the cord gives to the whole card!

Regina said...

Jak!!! It´s so difficult to do a man´s card and you did it with maestry!!! I love all the details you did and the colors are lovely!!!
Hugs
Regina

Villý Vilhjálms said...

This card is really beautiful and I love how you've used the "rope" there.

bunbun2 said...

stunning, beautiful card!

stampingheaven said...

Simply stunning Jak, love the whole feel to this card. Hugs Ali x

Вика pikkk said...

Wow! I have no words! very-very beautiful!

Jackie said...

lovely use of an oldie stamp, brought new life into it.. brill x

Ronnie said...

Wow, wow wow! This card is amazing! I love the textured background, and beautiful boating scene.

Linda said...

It's the beautiful colours that make this card so special. Love it

Dora said...

Your cards are all so inspirational and so awesome. Love how you did the rope and the monochromatic colouring is awesome. Hugs xx

Lorraine said...

wow this is much more than a card its a piece of art i really love this card perfect for the men in our lives xx

Ida / Little said...

Gorgeous image, and I love the vintage brown together with turquoise. :)

Hugs Ida

Paula said...

Absolutely love the colours, shading & the originality of this & then there's the texture, I just keep seeing more in it.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Nydia said...

It immediately reminded me of Seagull book by Bach. What a beautiful sketch!

Kisses from Nydia.

Anne said...

Oh what a perfect Father's Day card, love it. If you haven't already drawn for this I would love this to send to my Dad who is very unwell at present, he loves the sea and boats

Daisychain said...

Great card Jak, love the monochrome look of it. It's ideal for someone down here by the sea.

Hugs Christine x

lynmcf said...

Another gorgeous card

gocanucksgo said...

Wow, great work on this card. I love the use of the twine here, it adds such a unique texture to the card!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous card - great image and I love the details (that little 'rope' is wonderful!)
:o)

Paula Gale said...

What a fabby themed card - I love nautical themes - prob because I like being by the sea - i think its my destiny!!! The colours, the twine etc really lend themselves to the theme well - love it.

Paula x x x